|District / Unit:||Desplaines Street Station|
|End of Watch:||06-May-1886|
|Incident Details:||Police Officer George Miller, 29, was a 17-month veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the 3rd Precinct.
On May 4, 1886, union leaders, socialists, anarchists, and laborers gathered at Haymarket Square. The group of approximately, 1,000 people was protesting work conditions and long work hours. Between 8:00-9:00 p.m., the crowd burst into chaos briefly and nearly 200 police officers from the Desplaines Street Station were dispatched to maintain order. Shortly after, an unknown assailant ignited a bomb in the crowd which led to gunfire and chaos. Both police officers and civilians were injured and killed during the bedlam.
Officer Miller was shot during the riot. The officer died at his home on May 6.
Officer Miller was laid to rest in St. Paul Cemetery. He was survived by his parents, brother, and sister.